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“I will take a call,” CJI on urgent plea for permission to give exams wearing hijab

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Wednesday said he will “take a call” on the request to list a plea by Karnataka students to give permission to attend their exams in government colleges where there is a ban on wearing the headscarf.

Appearing for the petitioners, advocate Shadan Farasat said that they are students who shifted to private colleges after the hijab ban last year. He argued that these students have already lost one year and sought an urgent listing of the application.

The Supreme Court is yet to form a bench to hear the matter on the hijab ban a two-judge bench delivered a spilt verdict in an appeal challenging the ban imposed by the Karnataka High Court judgement.

Earlier this month, marking a year of the hijab ban, Muslim girls from Karnataka told Maktoob that they were anxious about the upcoming exams.

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